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Drilling For Oil And Gas Triggers Global Warming, Scientists Suggest

Posted on 07 September 2017

We have always thought that natural gas was a clean, environmentally-friendly source of energy. However, a recent research shows that it is exactly the opposite. According to a report published on 23 August on British online newspaper The Daily Mail, “humans drilling for oil and gas are to blame for rocketing levels of the greenhouse gas methane in our atmosphere”. A recent study ...

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Five Amazing Facts About Cotton you Probably didn't Know

Posted on 04 October 2016

(NC) Cotton is a staple fabric in our society used in clothing, bedding and bath towels, home décor, and many other items. Here are some cool cotton facts: 1. 80 per cent of the world's cotton is produced by only five countries — China, India, Pakistan, the United States, Brazil and Uzbekistan. 2. In 2014 alone, China grew 3.9 million hectares of biotech, or GMO, cotton. Geneticall ...

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Green and Clean Eco-Friendly Bath Floors

Posted on 09 July 2016

The hygiene and durability of bathroom floors is important as it serves as a host to makeup marks, potty spills, wet feet and splashed water. This does not however mean we compromise on style to maintain the required qualities in our bathrooms. The following floor designs provide very Eco-friendly choices on the floor type. Concrete floors Concrete is known majorly for its multi tasking t ...

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Budget Turns left But Doesn’t Step on The Gas: Think Tank

Posted on 06 April 2016

Today’s federal budget delivers on poverty reduction, makes important steps towards reducing inequality, and addresses decades of underfunding and neglect on reserves. However, delaying infrastructure and social program investments will not solve the problems of slow growth and high unemployment. “This budget provides something that’s been missing for a long time: a real response ...

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Toronto's Western Water Front Continues Drastic Change

Posted on 06 April 2016

If there was a competition for the area in Toronto that's changed the most over the last decade, Humber Bay Shores would certainly be in the running. For all the focus on the transformation of Yonge St. and the central waterfront, this western enclave overlooking Lake Ontario has sprouted up so quickly one would think it was planted with magic beans. A decade ago, the section of Lake Shore Boul ...

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A Threat to Winnipeg’s Water Supply?

Posted on 06 April 2016

Kenora, ONWith Winnipeg’s drinking water under threat from a proposed crude oil pipeline, TransCanada’s consultation process is leaving residents and activists with more questions than answers. In a project called “Energy East,” the TransCanada Corporation plans to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to transport up to 1.1 million barrels of crude oil ­from t ...

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Even Famous Buildings Need Pest Control

Posted on 29 June 2015

From century-old lighthouses to beautiful Victorian mansions, San Jose has a rich architectural history. But despite ageing gracefully, the city’s oldest buildings nonetheless face threats from the ever-changing outside world. Unfortunately, this world includes beauty-destroying pests such as termites, which show no mercy towards old buildings, no matter how distinguished. Fortunately, bui ...

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Maritimes getting battered with heavy snowfall, high winds

Posted on 17 February 2015

A slow-moving storm is battering the Maritimes with snow and high winds, causing major travel disruptions. In Nova Scotia, most of the province will be getting 20 to 30 centimetres of snow, with Cumberland County and the Minas Shore expected to get walloped with 35 to 45 centimetres of snow. CBC Storm Centre: Nova Scotia​ The province’s transportatio ...

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Sustainable Seafood Movement: Three ways to help

Posted on 08 July 2014

(NC) -- Are you passionate about protecting your planet? You can help save our oceans by simply shopping smart and staying informed. An estimated 90 per cent of the world's biggest fish – including many tunas, billfish and sharks – have been fished out. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada believes that by protecting marine habitats and promoting sustainable fishing methods, we can keep our oc ...

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Anti-Aging: Different Uses Of Tea Tree Oil

Posted on 16 May 2014

Nature provides us with many substances that are very useful to us in a lot of ways. Before the advent of modern science, people were mainly dependant on natural products for medicine. Even today, many people prefer opting for many natural products that can provide relief from diseases. Tea Tea Oil is a very essential natural substance which can cure diseases and also provide people with other add ...